Columns

Carol Hughes’ Column – Grill Safely This BBQ Season

With BBQ season upon us, the Standards Council of Canada is questioning the safety of the instruments we use to clean our BBQs; namely, wire-bristled brushes. The agency in charge of establishing Canadian standards is warning Canadians about the safety … Continue reading

Rice Pilaf

Recipe This Rice Pilaf recipe is perfect with anything from chicken to fish and makes a great change from plain white rice. It’s quick, easy, full of flavour, adaptable, and so much better than packaged rice. It’s a perfect way … Continue reading

And That Was Just Last Week!

As a reader of several newspapers, it’s always a good week for me when items jump off the page and require second takes. “No Frills celebrates ‘swagger’ with clothes.” This article announced that the discount grocery chain will be launching … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Bringing the Concerns of Northern Ontario to the CRTC

The May long weekend is approaching, marking the beginning of the beautiful summer months filled with camping, boating, and travelling to visit friends and loved ones. For many of us, before we set out on the water or the road, … Continue reading

The Stalkers Guide For Dummies

Celebrity stalkers seem to be upping their game these days. Last month, 26-year-old Bruce Rowley robbed a bank in Ansonia, Connecticut and then drove to pop star Taylor Swift’s mansion in Westerly, Rhode Island where he threw the $1,600 loot … Continue reading

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken and Sesame Peanut Dressing

Recipe I think it’s safe to say that the worst of the cold weather is finally behind us and it’s time to welcome the warmer weather. For me, the warmer temperatures mean less comfort food meals and more salads. The … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Time for Papal apology on Residential Schools

In June of 2008, Canada, through then Prime Minister Stephen Harper, made a Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools.  The apology led to the creation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which reported in June of 2015 … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Do you ever have a song that get’s into your head and you just can’t shake it? We all do. I think you’ll understand why the song, “Get the Party Started” by the singer Pink is pumping through my mind … Continue reading

Baseball – Best Professional Sport In The Category Of Humour

I’m a happy guy now that baseball season has begun and the Blue Jays are back in town. I’m also greatly relieved that the trading deadline has passed. No other institution generates a stronger example of horsetrading than the world … Continue reading